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Seidel Architects has a national reputation for the design of urban housing and mixed use development. The firm’s projects have won over 60 design awards for affordable housing communities, mixed use communities, and transit oriented design. Seidel was named an AIA Fellow for his notable contribution to the advancement of housing and community design. The jury noted that “his work demonstrates design excellence for affordable housing for families and seniors, infill housing and transit oriented development recognized for its informed urban and contextual responsiveness.





Alex Seidel, FAIA, founding Principal of Seidel Architects (formerly Seidel Holzman) has more than 30 years of experience in the design and planning of residential communities. His work in the Bay Area has been consistently cited for contextual sensitivity and has been honored with four awards at the national level from the AIA in addition to 60 other design awards and publications.


Paul Dent, Senior Associate, began his architectural career in 1989 and has extensive experience as a Project Manager on a variety of project types including multi-family and senior housing, educational, institutional, retail and restaurant, office, arts, and community facilities. Paul earned a B. Arch from the University of Oregon and is a licensed architect in the State of California.


Michael Rizza, Senior Associate, has more than 10 years of experience as a Project Architect for multi-family communities. His recent work includes Elan, a mixed-use development with 164 apartments in Mountain View. He has a B.A. in Architecture and Community design from the University of San Francisco.  Michael is a licensed architect in the State of California.


Tyler Jones, Associate, has 10 years of professional experience in the design of residential communities. He is passionate about architecture, believing that it should support opportunities for all people to flourish and serve as a multiplier of good for the community. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arkansas.

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